A WTA Premier Tournament, the Brisbane International will be held for the eighth time, now offering a total prize money that's north of $1 million. As such, the Brisbane International is obviously the most lucrative WTA event in early January.
With those feats, it is no surprise that the organizers can consistently lure in premier talent including most of the top 10 with a couple of notable exceptions like world number one Serena Williams. Although the American won't play this year, world number two Simona Halep, world number three Garbine Muguruza and world number four Maria Sharapova will all be there to pick up the slack. The reigning champion is the Russian who won her first Brisbane International tournament last year after defeating Ana Ivanovic in the final. The Serbian won't attend this year's event. When it comes to the most successful players in tournament history, we have to talk about the above mentioned Williams, who managed to go back-to-back in 2013 and 2014.
In 2012 the winner was Kaia Kanepi who won the first tournament after the Brisbane International had become a Premier Mandatory event (this remains' the Estonian's most shocking and biggest career result).
Posted: 4th January 2015
The WTA Brisbane International 2015 will take place from January 4th to January 10th 2015 at the Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson, Brisbane, Australia. This is the 7th edition of the WTA Premier Category tournament.
This hard court tournament will have $100,000 as the total prize money. The full draw of the tournament consists of 32 singles players along with 32 qualifiers and 16 doubles players. The defending champions of the single and the doubles event are Serena Williams of the United States of America and Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia and Anastasia Rodionova of Australia.
The singles champions will get 250 points while the doubles champions will also get 250 points. The singles champion will get $24,920 as the prize money while the doubles team will get $ 44,835 as their prize money.
The top seeds of the singles championship are Maria Sharapova of Russia, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Angelique Kerber of Germany. Domonika Cibulkova of Slovakia, Andrea Petkova of Germany, Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, Carla Suarez Navarro and Garbine Muguruza of Spain.
The doubles top seeds are Hsieh Su wei of Chinese Taipei and Sania Mirza of India. The second seeds are Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears of the United States of America, Chan Hao-ching of Chinese Taipei and Kveta Peschke of Szech Republic.
Posted: 29th December 2013
It’s time to end the year 2013 and kick off the New Year with style and what could possibly be a better start than the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Brisbane 2014? It is going to start from 29th December 2013 and has become very distinctive in status in recent years because of its debut as a combined ATP-WTA Tournament in 2009.
It is one of the roads of preparation for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year 2014. One can sense the excitement produced by the tournament in the city of Brisbane.
This year it is going to be held on the hard surface in the capital city in the Australian state of Queensland, Brisbane between 29th December and 4th January with the Prize Money of overwhelming $1,000,000.
Serena Williams, the one who won the last edition and thus is the defending champion, is going to be joined by Victoria Azarenka, Sabine Lisicki, Lleyton Hewitt, however, it remains to be seen whether anyone can have the same effect on-court in 2014 after Williams vowed to back up from an extraordinary year that even surprised the 17-time Grand Slam champion. Moreover, the male participants are Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Kevin Anderson and many more.
Posted: 30th December 2012
On the WTA Tour this week, the tournament in Brisbane will happen from the 30th of December to the 5th of January. This event will happen in Australia and will be the second event of the year to start off the 2013 season of tennis for the WTA Tour. This event started as a combined WTA and ATP event in 2009 and this year the purse for it is one million, up from the $220,000 when it started. It follows the Shenzhen Longgang Gemdale Open and the ASB Classic is next, held from December 31st to the 5th of January.
This event has seen winners include Kaia Kanepi last year for the singles with Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja for the doubles as well as Petra Kvitova for the singles in 2011. Kim Clijsters won in 2010 and Victoria Azarenka in 2009. This year, Victoria Azarenka is the top seed followed by Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as second and third. Angelique Kerber and Sara Errani are the fourth and fifth seeds and Petra Kvitova is sixth. The last two are Samantha Stosur and Caroline Wozniacki.
Posted: 2nd January 2012
The WTA Tour kicks off the brand new season of tennis in Brisbane, Australia, with a tournament called the Brisbane International. This Premier Level event will be held starting the 1st of December in 2012, and will be played on hard surface outdoors. It is worth $655,000 with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. The 2011 winners for this tournament include Petra Kvitova for the singles, and then Alisa Kleybanova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova took the doubles title home. Coming up next on the calendar is the ASB Classic in New Zealand.
Some of the man that will be playing include Andy Murray, Gilles Simon, Tommy Haas, Radek Stepanek and Alexandr Dolgopolov, as well as Florian Mayer. As for the ladies that will be playing, they include Samantha Stosur, Andrewa Petkovic, Francesca Shiavone, Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova just to name a few. You can sign up at the banners and get your membership for access to live streaming tennis right on your computer. Just click on the links to get instant access to high quality tennis streams.
Posted: 3rd January 2011
The WTA Tour kicks off the 2011 season with a combined men's and women's tournament called the Brisbane International Live and then goes into January hard with a huge list of tournaments including the ASB Classic in Auckland, the Medibank International Sydney starting January 9th and of course the Australian Open. If you want to watch any of these tennis tournaments live from your computer in high quality video streams, then click on the links on this page for access to streaming video anywhere in the world all year.
The Brisbane International is an event that is visited by the ATP as well, and they are bringing Robin Soderling as their top seed with last year's winner Andy Roddick as the second seed. The tournament starts on January 2nd and will finish up on January 9th, and this is a international level tournament for the ladies, taking plae in Brisbane, Australia, outdoors for a total prize purse of $220,000. The singles draw is 32 for this tournament and the doubles draw is 16. Kim Clijsters is last year's singles champion, and Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka took the doubles title.
Some of the players that will be attending the 2011 edition of the Brisbane International for the WTA players include Sam Stosure from Australia, Nadia Petrova from Russia. Russian Anastasia Pavluchenkova will also be attending along with Roberta Vinci, Patty Schnyder and Sara Errani from Italy, as well as Iveta Benesova from the Czech Republic. Click on the banners on this page for access to high quality video right from your computer. You'll get access to streaming video all year including every tennis tournament on the calendar.
Posted: 3rd January 2010
The Women's Tennis Association kicks off the 2010 season with a tournament in Brisbane Australia starting on January 3rd. This tournament shares the location and date with the Association of Tennis Professionals with Andy Roddick and Radek Stepanek as the top two seeds. As for the women's event, this will take place outdoors on hard courts, with a purse of $220,000. Get your membership at the links on this page and you can watch the women of the WTA compete live right from your computer or laptop starting on January 3rd.
This tournament goes from Sunday, January 3rd to January 9th, and the singles draw is thirty two while the doubles draw at sixteen. The top seed is Akgul Amanmuradova and the second is Yung-Jan Chan. Amanmuradova has won nearly three quarters of a million in prize money so far, and has a total of eight International Tennis Federation titles and is from Uzbekistan. As for Yung-Jan Chan, she is from Taiwan and has a total of 1.1 million in prize money won so far. She is going for her first WTA title but has 14 ITF titles.
Third seed in this tournament is Alla Kudryavtseva from Russia and the fourth is Arantxa Parra Santonja from Spain. Fifth is Australian Anastasia Rodionova. This will be a great tournament to kick off the 2010 tournament year, and all will be looking for a great year. You can catch this event live January 3rd through the 9th from Brisbane, Australia by getting your membership at the banners on this page. Simply click on the links to get started and you can watch directly from your computer as the Brisbane International begins.
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Posted: 3rd January 2016
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